Monday, January 5, 2009

Corn Seekh Kebab & Cilantro yogurt dip

I always try to combine as many events in one post. Long back, I enjoyed this Corn Seekh kebab at home and forgot to post it. Now, I have already missed an event RCI-Awadhi cuisine hosted by Sri, originated by Laksmi. This recipe is supposed to go her event. I will try to send her if she can include my late entry. Another one is ending today which is Cooking for Kids Event-Corn hosted by Sharmi. I am really rushing to send my entry, well not great way to start my first post of the year. I will try to create a calendar of event soon to keep track all the events. Ok, while searching some Awadhi dishes, I landed in Awadh site and found a vegetarian kebab recipe.
Awadhi cuisine is originated from Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh. The traditional Awadhi cuisine is influenced by Mughal cuisine techniques.
There are plenty of Awadhi dishes to be devoured but the Sheek kebab, minced meat, skewered and cooked in charcoal or tandoor oven is one of the outstanding Mughal signature dish. I was lucky enough to find a vegetarian version but modified because the mixture is too watery according the recipe I followed and cannot hold any shape and I didn’t deep fry, guarantee the taste is better even without deep frying and came out crispy!
Without any delay, let’s move to the recipe!

Corn Seekh kebab & Cilantro Yogurt dip
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Yield: approx 7 medium kebab

Ingredients
Cooked corn (can is fine): 1 cup (make a fine paste
Boiled potato: 1 large (mashed)
Bread slice: 1 slice
Bread crumb: ½ cup
Green chilies: 4 minced (avoid minced green chilies for kids andincrease red chili powder)
Ginger:1 tsp minced
Cilantro: 2 tbsp miced
Chili powder: ½ tsp
Garam masala: ½ tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
Salt: appr 1 tsp (adjust the salt level according ur taste bud)
Oil: 2 or 3 tsp to shallow fry

Method:

For one potato, I usually throw in microwave and use the bake option. Ready in 4 minutes. Remove the skin and mash it.
If using the can corn drain well, and make a smooth paste.
Dip in water the bread slice and squeeze out the excess and crumble.
Mix the corn, potato, bread and all the ingredients except oil.
Adjust the spice and salt, take a medium size ball, make an oblong shape and make little longer and thicker.
Add a tsp of oil in pan and place the kebab and shallow fry in medium heat..
Serve with yogurt cilantro dip


Cilantro Yogurt dip

Cilantro:
washed ½ cup Packed
Yogurt/curd: ½ cup
Water: 2 tbsp
Salt: ¼ tsp
Lemon juice: ½ tsp
Green chili: 1 or 2 chilies

Throw all the ingredients in food processor and make a fine puree (you can even pass through a strainer if you want). Adjust the salt at the end and enjoy with any kebab.

I am sending to Trupti who is hosting Winter Treat event.
Probably my low fat version of Vegetarian kebab will fit the event Eat Healthy-during pregnancy by Sangeet.

65 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Perfect for winter.Though rushed entry it fits the bill.Very tempting.never tried kabab with corn Perfect snack low fat shaow fry is much better than deep fried -To tell u the truth I love both versions ;)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Perfect vegetarian kebab recipe. Look so good. Lovely snack for a cold winter. YUM! Loved the dip...

Soma said...

Those look awesome! So professional. the weather has taken a bad dip here, & looking at those I feel like munching on some. Very nice idea to use corn.

anudivya said...

They look great Cham, and an roasting instead of frying seems like a great touch and healthy.

homecooked said...

This looks yummy! Totally droolworthy!

bee said...

looks absolutely divine.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i like your cilantro yogurt dip. nice alternative to fatty ranch. corn kababs look very inviting.

sowmya said...

nice recipe..would love to try this sometime..

rekhas kitchen said...

cham y r you making me droool yaar! hummm looks so perfect nice color yummy feel like munching them mmmmm

Yasmeen said...

I have some frozen corn,glad I found your recipe , looks like a very tasty veggie kababs to try:)

Vibaas said...

Perfect for this weather. They look so yum.

Uma said...

yummy kebabs Cham! love the dip too! looks so mouth-watering.

Kayal said...

Kebab looks so Yummy!!! I love that cilantro yogurt dip very much. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Also Wish you a Very happy new year.

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely recipe. Nice and tempting dip.

G.Pavani said...

looking yummy and making me hungry here...nice snack for evening yaar..

Sunshinemom said...

Your low fat version sounds great, Chame! Most of the items in Awadhi cuisine taste terrific - but then they use quite a lot of oil:)

LG said...

Kebabs look sooo tempting Cham. Seems you are enjoying winter ;)

vidhas said...

Corn kebabs looks awesome . Cilantro dip also sounds great. You have given me an idea for evening snack.

Priya said...

Prefect entry..sheekha kebabs looks gorgeous...lovely n creamy dip..worth to try..

Alka said...

Nothing more satisfying than a crispy,spicy but healthy snack in this freaking cold weather...lovely recipe,just need to pick some corns ,so off i go....

Navita said...

lovely kebabs

First time here..n u have a great place.
Loved reading a couple of your posts.

M new on blogosphere...so if u cud swing by sometime, wud luv to show u around!

Trupti said...

kabab looks very delicious. Thanks cham for sending this recipe for the event

DEESHA said...

thats absolutely cham. N i love the dip dip & its a lovely presentation. Happy 2009 to you

Vanamala Hebbar said...

wow cham looks very nice and very interesting..will def try this

Viki Xavier. said...

Your kebab looks delicious and great for the winter:)

Gita's Kitchen said...

The kababs looks delicious, perfect evening snack with the dip :)

Uj said...

I am making this soon :) Looks tempting and since it is healthy it is going to be a great hit :)

notyet100 said...

kabab platter looks yum,..:-)

Vij said...

Lovely presentation! yummmy!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love this recipe,bookmarked,sure will try sometime and let u know:)

Nithya Praveen said...

This is an apt stuff for winter am tempted to make this!

Asha said...

Hi Cham, happy new year. Kababs look mouthwatering, love the coolling dip too. Enjoy! :))

Vaishali said...

Gosh, Cham, those look so darn delicious, I have a craving for them right now! Just lovely.

Usha said...

Wow, healthy kebabs look delicious, loved the cilantro yogurt dip too!

Vishali said...

Hey, the Corn Kebabs look mouth watering...a very nice recipe which can be had anytime.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Namratha said...

Just by reading the title of the post in my Reader,I knew I was in for a treat in this post! Looks very good Cham, and I bet it tastes great. :)

Suma Rajesh said...

this looks perfect for winter season...very tempting snap..loved the brown crust on the top...

Jaishree said...

vegetarian kebab look awesome! love the dip too! looks so mouth-watering.

Happy cook said...

Wow this looks so healthy, but super delicous.
Before i ued to go and check in TOI for all the event, now it is no working there, i just try to remember them, which never works for me.

Rachel said...

For me the dip has to equal the kebab and this looks just right.

Premyscakes said...

tasty dip and crunchy kebab. Good combination. just loved the dip.

ranji said...

Corn kabab..wow!!!that is a brilliant idea..very creative cham...damn tempting...good one:)..happy new yr to u!!!

Arundathi said...

that looks gorgeous! happy new year, cham!

Adlak's tiny world said...

hey so far i m thinking kebabs are only NV item... today only i came to know we can prepare this in veg also.. thanks for sharing.

sure its a perfect eve snacks... love yr kebabs will give a try soon.

Malar Gandhi said...

Aaaah....I made the same thing for New Year, what a coinsidence! Love your version!:)

Paru ... said...

Cham..those kababs look so delicious. Perfect for this winter..

Archy said...

Wow, Cham corn kabab looks so nice an tempting, an might taste great with cilantro yogurt dip as well !! Great healthy entries !!

Preety said...

nice entry and by seeing in picture only they look so delicious

Dibs said...

You are such a good cook!

Sharmi said...

The roundup is out, thanks for the delicious kebabs!

Mrs.Kannan said...

Nice Combo..Great looking snack

Sagari said...

wowwww kabab looks deleciousss cham

veggie belly said...

These look golden and delicious. I like the fact that this recipe doesnt depend on eggs to hold the kebabys together!

Kitchen Flavours said...

wow kabab looks yummylicious....

Roopa said...

Wish you a Happy new Year Cham !! Yummy and delicious looking Kebabs :) They look like hot dogs ...mmm..delicious:) Loved your profile pic too :) Nice hat :)

A_and_N said...

Tried this today :P Saw it and immediately tried it!

Eating it as am typing it as an evening snack. I love the dip more than anything else. The coolness of the yoghurt is amazing with the spicy kabab! I added a lot more green chillies!

Andhra Flavors said...

looks wonderfull. perfect food for winter.

Laavanya said...

Oh these look perfect and with no deep frying a winner for sure. Very tempting Chams.

Just call me 'A' said...

this sounds good. I've never tried kebab with corn before. this is on my list for the next pahty :)

first time on your blog

A

Lakshmi said...

Hi Cham this is my first time in ur blog! I came to this recipe through the pregnancy event.I love ur kebabs and cilantro yoghurt dip.am tempted to try them and will let u know.

Madhuram said...

Lovely corn kebabs Cham. I like that it's not deep fried in oil.

meeso said...

This one caught my attention, as Cilantro always does... My eyes are drawn to the cool Cilantro yogurt dip... I am going to try this!

Annarasa said...

Lovely recipe!!

Apu

pedatha.com said...

Hi Cham, what a kabab recipe, and the dip looks so easy and tasty! And roasting them makes them guiltfree as well :)

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